A show for anyone interested in education. How much should “passion” dictate the path a student takes in their studies? Is Passion really enough? What about work ethic, logic, and pragmatics? Danny Anderson of Mount Aloysius College is joined by Todd Pedlar of Luther College and Nathan Gilmour of Emmanuel College to discuss a concerning trend in student psychology. Is “passion” merely a product of the College Admissions Industrial Complex and its resulting arms-race? Are there better terms we could use? All this and more on the latest Sectarian Review Podcast.
Genesis of the subject - What is “Passion-Driven Education”
A Brief History of “Passion”
Jane Austen and the Romantics
Is College a natural fit for Passion-Driven Education
Class issues, the “Selective College Arms Race,” and Cultural Capital
“Being Radical for Jesus” at the CCCU College
Passion at a “Jock School”
Perverting our passions
Curiosity trumps Passion
The roots of the college major
The pursuit of passion as a quest for “Authenticity”
When gifting and passion don’t match
Vocation as service to others, passion as quest for self
Why we read Plato, a soliloquy by Nathan Gilmour
The Bruderhof as a form of living in community
Is Reason pragmatic and instrumental or the grounds for a vision of the transcendent?
Service as antidote to Passion
A shout-out to one of Anderson’s students!
Physics as part of the human experience
The Luther College Mission Statement
How institutions push against our ideals
Twitter Questions Part II
Am I weird if I have no passion?
Calling as a marathon, not a sprint
The difference between Passion and Vocation: called, or nuts?
Doing a podcast for free (but if you want to give me money…)
Martin Luther on marriage
Gilmour gets BLEEPED!
Teaching Malamud and Kafka
“It’s all in Plato, it’s all in Plato”
Having a multitude of callings
Quote from Werner Heisenberg that Todd left out of the show but wanted to share, "[w]hat we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning"...
Before you make up your mind about “Free College,” have a listen to this episode. Danny Anderson is joined by Matthew Filipic, former VP of Business and Fiscal Affairs at Wright State University, for a detailed exploration of the context and history of an idea that Bernie Sanders’ campaign has recently thrust into the political spotlight.
Richard Shatten and Ohio’s problems with educational attainment
The historical importance of college in America: “The Rising Tide”
Income gains lessen in the 1970s
State withdraw of support for public higher education
University of California system and City College of New York as prior examples of state support
Higher education, “The Baumol Disease,” and the necessity of inefficiency
The burden of Medicaid upon individual states
Resistance to tax increases by the public
Danny’s modest proposal: Single Payer Healthcare as solution to free college
Current Free College proposals
New York Proposal
The problems for private colleges
Oregon, Tennessee, and Rhode Island versions of “free college”
Targeting money to populations that need it
The Sanders plan versus the Clinton plan
Avoiding “perverse incentives” in national funding of “free college”
Free college and student motivation
What we’ve lost as a society in neglecting higher education
Richard Shatten Bio
The Baumol Disease
New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses
New York Republicans have an alternative to Governor Cuomo's free tuition plan
Most of Oregon's free-tuition dollars aren't going to poor students
The drawbacks to New York State's free college plan (essay) | Inside Higher Ed
HOPE changes may mean fewer women, minorities at UGA
HOPE Scholarship: The cons - Atlanta Magazine
Free-Tuition Program Transforms a University